April 12, 2010

Steve Jobs Admits iTunes for Windows is a Sub-Standard App

In defending recent changes to the iPhone SDK agreement, Steve Jobs made a general argument about platforms:

STEVE JOBS: We’ve been there before, and intermediate layers between the platform and the developer ultimately produces sub-standard apps and hinders the progress of the platform.

Blogger, Jon Johansen Adds:

  • Since iTunes for Windows uses non-native APIs such as CoreFoundation and CoreGraphics, Steve Jobs is effectively calling iTunes for Windows a sub-standard app.

  • Is iTunes hindering the progress of the Windows platform by not taking advantage of the latest native Windows APIs?

  • By Steve’s logic, Microsoft should start banning apps such as iTunes from Windows.

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